armlet (arm ornament)

One of two armlets made by coiling a length of Pandanus leaf into a coil of approximately five thicknesses. The outside of the coil is decorated with diagonal lines of brown paint. A length of vegetable fibre has been tied to the coil at the middle with string. Each end of this terminates in a bundle of leaves.

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